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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

This works by creating a small pouch. That is closed off from the rest of the stomach to make you feel fuller faster. It also involves re-routing your small intestines, which makes the food bypass part of the small intestine. This is both a restrictive and malabsorptive operation. Patients who have the gastric bypass lose an average of 80-85 percent of their excess body weight in 18 months.

Advantages:

  1. “Gold standard” of bariatric surgery with well studied long term results
  2. Resolves Reflux
  3. Most effective at resolving Diabetes

Disadvantages:

  1. Staple lines and anastomoses which could leak
  2. Risk of malabsorption complications
  3. Risk of dumping syndrome, internal hernias, bowel obstructions, marginal ulcer
Gastric Bypass illustration

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